Spartan Race, an Obstacle Course Races Event, Applauds Kroc Center in South Bend, Ind.

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Spartan Race applauds the impressive Kroc Center in South Bend, Ind., which has seen a lot of success since its opening.

On February 4, 2013, Spartan Race responds to the success seen at a fitness center in Indiana, as reported by the South Bend Tribune.

The name of the fitness center is the Kroc Center. It is run by the Salvation Army and, according to a recent article from the South Bend Tribune, it saw 7,000 members join within the first month. Although numbers dropped to about 4,700 over that first summer, the gym is still very successful.

So what is it about the Kroc Center that’s made it such a successful fitness hub? The article states that the place is “a nonprofit agency that boasts fitness facilities alongside child and family programs.” Not only does it have a weight room and standard cardio machines, but it also has basketball and volleyball courts, a pool and a “lazy river.” Fitness centers like these offer people a variety of fitness options, which keeps them coming back and interested.

Spartan Race, a series of obstacle course races throughout North America and Europe, comments on the success of the Kroc Center. “Fitness is all about the adventure,” said Carrie Adams, a representative for Spartan Race. “Centers like the Kroc Center offer the kind of variety that people like along with a great way to stay in shape.”

Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world’s leading obstacle race series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared towards ripping people off their couches and into the outdoors.


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